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Old 2018-11-25, 08:26   #56
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"..pirat.. and ..pirat.."
I think Edison may have been a pirate..

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Old 2018-11-25, 23:53   #57
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I don't think discoveries are necessarily based on "learning enough." New discoveries can be made by observing something not previously known. This could be a form of life not previously known to science, a biological mechanism or behavior not previously known to science, or a phenomenon previously unknown to science (like "jets" and "sprites" which can appear above thunderstorms). Discoveries can also arise from unexpected experimental observations (e.g. the photoelectic effect, or the Michelson-Morley experiment), or explanations proposed for phenomena previously observed, but not previously explained (such as Max Planck's proposed explanation for the spectrum of blackbody radiation).
Indeed.
I think scientific discovery is like peeling layers off an onion, of which the center is always just beyond grasping, receding like a mirage.

The old saying, "The more you learn, the more you realize how much you don't know." can also be applied. Discoveries open new directions, and new fields to pursue.

I believe that the realms of the Undiscovered will outlast the supply of would-be Discoverers.

I wish that a practical reaction drive for local space travel would be developed. Of course, that should be followed by a usable means of trans-light travel.

If wishes were horses, we' all be riding high, and there would be people scattered all over the solar system, at least.
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Old 2018-11-26, 00:05   #58
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"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% transpiration"....
I believe Edison's maxim wad "1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."
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Old 2018-11-26, 00:15   #59
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The old saying, "The more you learn, the more you realize how much you don't know." can also be applied. Discoveries open new directions, and new fields to pursue.
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Old 2018-11-30, 06:38   #60
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I believe Edison's maxim wad was "1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."
My bad, and that is how we learn new things. Thanks. In my native language there is no "perspiration" word, and there is no difference between these two, they are both called "transpiration". It seems the English one only refers to plants. My meaning (and Edison's) was sweat caused by hard work (not by laying on the beach under the sun hehe).

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Old 2020-07-29, 22:23   #61
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Thought this thread would be a good place for those applied science videos.

robotic basketball hoop wont let you miss


made a robot to cut my hair with scissors
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Old 2020-07-30, 01:48   #62
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Very impressive.
That gentleman is a master-(electronic, electromechanical, mechanical, CAD, Programming, welding, sheet-metal, mathematical, optics, image-recognition, robotics, ballistics)-expert in one. He does not use the word "we" but rather "I". It still would be expected to take several man-years to build the basketball robot.
Wow.

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Old 2020-07-30, 03:37   #63
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Look up "Simone Giertz" on YT.
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Old 2020-07-30, 21:12   #64
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Default Is Science & Technology coming to a standstill?

I guess it's more like:

"Human evolution has been stopped by superfluous technology..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0VGRlEJewA

"... and Biff reigns supreme."

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Old 2020-07-30, 21:24   #65
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I guess it's more like: "Human evolution has been stopped by superfluous technology..."
To be serious about this...

Humans have limited capacity. For some weird reason, most of them need to do something called "sleep".

They will be supplemented. It is simply a matter of when.

(And, also... Will humans be eradicated, or treated as pets. I hope the latter. If the AI's treat me like I treat my cats, I'll be a very content (and purring) human.)
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Old 2020-07-31, 00:18   #66
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(And, also... Will humans be eradicated, or treated as pets. I hope the latter. If the AI's treat me like I treat my cats, I'll be a very content (and purring) human.)
Probably more like the way we treat cattle. Life is easy until the trip to the abattoir zoo.
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